Friday, July 15, 2016

Crafted Applique

See what I won!

Many thanks to Sherri McConnell (A Quilting Life) who hosted the give away on her blog. Also, thank you to Lara Buccella for sending the book. They were both very patient with me.

Sherri sent me an email in the middle of May telling me that I had won. Unfortunately, the email went to my junk folder. I never pay any attention to the junk folder, because it's junk, right? Wrong! I happened to go through the folder in late June because my computer was running slow and I thought I should do some cleaning out. I couldn't believe it when I saw that email. I contacted Sherri right away and fortunately she was still patiently waiting for my response before drawing another name. Lara happily sent the book. Lesson learned...check your junk folder regularly.

Anyway, I am having a great time with Lara's method for iron on applique. The projects in her book are beautiful and I would love to try them if I ever get through all of the projects I have lined up.

My first attempt with the crafted applique method was on my mini Twirl quilt (yes, I am addicted to minis). When I made my full-sized Twirl, I used applique sheets and fabric glue to hold the seam allowances on the back. I machine appliqued them on (here). The stems for this mini are tiny! I was thrilled to try crafted applique.

I only needed a small piece of fabric for all nine stems.

I happened to have a piece of foil in my sewing room from another project. I used that to protect my table. It was very easy to use the product and get a good result. Only 8 seconds with the iron attached the stems firmly to the fabric.

Since these will be in a mini wall hanging, I am not concerned about wash-ability. I think the results look great.

Another mini is finished and on my pile of tops waiting to be quilted. I plan to use the crafted applique method to attach circles to my Sherbet and Creams quilt top.

Thanks for stopping by.


Lara B. said...

Wow, your mini Twirl is beautiful Karen! Love your fabric selections and you are right - Crafted Applique worked perfectly for those tiny stems. I'd love it if you added your project to the never ending Crafted Applique linky party on my blog:

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Congratulations on your win! I love your little minis - ;))

Heide said...

Congrats on the win. LOVE Lara's book and here easy. You little mini is just adorable, I just love Fall quilts. TFS.